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Creating a vibrant private rented sector

Here you can download PDFs of the presentations that were given at the recent seminar on creating a vibrant private sector, hosted by Shelter Scotland on 3 June 2005.

Dealing with defects and disrepair
Andrew Morrison, Strategy and Development Manager at City of Edinburgh Council, discusses owners' obligations under the new Housing (Scotland) Bill.

The Housing (Scotland) Bill
Archie Stoddart of the Scottish Executive gives an overview of the new rights and responsibilities introduced by the Bill.

Improving the private rented sector
John Blackwood, the Scottish Association of Landlords' Director of Policy & Parliamentary Affairs, discusses how effectively the Housing (Scotland) Bill will improve physical and management standards in the private rented sector.

Is this Bill the answer?
Liz Nicholson, Director, Shelter Scotland

Looking beyond Scotland
Mark Stephens from the Centre for Housing Policy at University of York discusses the role the private sector plays in the housing scene.

Why do we need a stronger private sector?
Ron Ashton, Director of Housing at Angus Council discusses the importance of the private sector.